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Livingston Fishing Report: May 2024

Livingston Fishing Report: May 2024

Livingston Fishing Report: May 2024

Normal Lake Level – 131.0’

Current Lake Level – 131.4’

Release    cfs 23,000

Water Temperature –72- 78’

Water Clarity – Upper River channel muddy, mid lake clearing, lower lake clear, upper creeks tea color

FISHING FORECAST:  May is White Bass on structure month on Lake Livingston. Summer patterns are now setting in and it is time to use your electronic fish finders and GPS. Best days are when the wind lays. Look for White Bass to be stacking up on mid lake and lower lake humps.  Eleven-fifteen foot depths will now provide great action. Find the fish on your graph and jig a white or green slab off the bottom.  With the right conditions falling into place May is a great time to be fishing Lake Livingston.

Lake Livingston consists of over 90,000 acres of water and 450 miles of shoreline. Good luck fishing!


Black Bass  – {largemouth} Fish Norman medium diving crank baits around rocky points mid lake and in Bethy Creek.  Fish June Bug Baby Brush hogs around the log jams now. Throw white spinner baits around shallow wood and rocky points.  Some good fish still being caught on Charlie’s jigs fished around docks in Newton, Upper Carolina and Bethy Creeks.

Catfish – Good catfishing on rod and reel baited with fresh shad in the river channel near Riverside as long as the water is moving. Fish the 190-road bed with fresh shad and chicken livers. Key on the old bridge structure.  Fishing for Blue Cats on jugs has been good in the bays when the wind is blowing. Harmon Creek is producing Blue Cats early morning fishing under the bird roost.

Crappie – Look for Crappie to move shallow near the banks in upper lake creeks.  Bethy, White Rock and Harmon should be good now.  Use minnows and jigs on a slip cork in 2’ to 4’ of water as water temperature rises.

White Bass – Whites will be stacking up on mid lake and lower lake humps.  190 roadbed, Pine Island and Penwaugh Bay areas should all be good now. Pay close attention to the wind now fishing open water.  Best bite seems to be mid morning.

David Scott Cox: Lake Palmetto Guide Service

H3AUTO GROUP, Charlie’s Worms, Bimini Bay Outfitters, Tsunami Airwave Rods, Red Ninja outdoors, Bethy Creek Resort

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